Rice @ Southern Miss
Current Records: Rice 11-8; Southern Miss 6-13
What to Know
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-10 against the Rice Owls since February of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Southern Miss and Rice will face off in a Conference USA battle at 3 p.m. ET at Reed Green Coliseum. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
The Golden Eagles came up short against the North Texas Mean Green on Thursday, falling 63-54. Despite the defeat, Southern Miss got a solid performance out of forward Tyler Stevenson, who had 17 points in addition to three blocks.
Meanwhile, the game between Rice and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday was not a total blowout, but with Rice falling 80-63 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. One thing holding the Owls back was the mediocre play of guard Carl Pierre, who did not have his best game: he finished with only eight points on 3-for-10 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.
Southern Miss is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 4-10 ATS when expected to lose.
The losses put the Golden Eagles at 6-13 and Rice at 11-8. Southern Miss is 3-9 after losses this season, Rice 4-3.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Reed Green Coliseum -- Hattiesburg, Mississippi
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Owls are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Rice have won ten out of their last 12 games against Southern Miss.
- Mar 09, 2021 - Rice 61 vs. Southern Miss 52
- Feb 06, 2021 - Rice 76 vs. Southern Miss 68
- Feb 05, 2021 - Rice 88 vs. Southern Miss 62
- Mar 04, 2020 - Rice 72 vs. Southern Miss 57
- Jan 18, 2020 - Southern Miss 81 vs. Rice 68
- Jan 03, 2019 - Rice 73 vs. Southern Miss 65
- Jan 18, 2018 - Southern Miss 86 vs. Rice 75
- Mar 08, 2017 - Rice 86 vs. Southern Miss 75
- Feb 23, 2017 - Rice 72 vs. Southern Miss 71
- Jan 21, 2017 - Rice 61 vs. Southern Miss 58
- Feb 25, 2016 - Rice 76 vs. Southern Miss 74
- Feb 06, 2016 - Rice 72 vs. Southern Miss 65
Injury Report for Southern Miss
- Tae Hardy: Out for the Season (Shoulder)